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Page 80 - Lestrade, and I shall be very much obliged to you if you will let me hear of any fresh, developments of so singular a chain of events.
Page 584 - The discipline of every army, after along and active campaign, becomes in some degree relaxed, and requires the utmost attention on the part of the general and other officers to bring it back to the state in which it ought to be for service ; but I am concerned to have to observe that the army under my command has fallen off in this respect in the late campaign to a greater degree than any army with which I have ever served, or of which I have ever read.
Page 348 - I have the honor to enclose the copy of a letter which I have received from Marshal Sir William Beresford, containing the terms of...
Page 302 - Tormes, we came up with the enemy's rear of cavalry and infantry near La Serna. They were immediately attacked by the two brigades of dragoons, and the cavalry fled, leaving the infantry to their fate. I have never witnessed a more gallant charge than was made on the enemy's infantry by the heavy brigade of the King's German Legion, under Major General Bock, which was completely successful ; and the whole body of infantry, consisting of three battalions of the enemy's 1st division, were made prisoners.
Page 294 - Portuguese Regiment, distinguished themselves. The enemy did not make any further attempt on our left ; but having reinforced their troops on that side, and withdrawn those which had moved to their left, I brought back ours from Vallesa. On the 19th in the afternoon the enemy withdrew all the troops from their right, and marched to their left by Tarragona, apparently with an intention of turning our right. I crossed the Upper...
Page 299 - ... us but very little damage, he extended his left, and moved forward his troops, apparently with an intention to embrace, by the position of his troops, and by his fire, our post on that of the two Arapiles which we possessed, and from thence to attack and break our line, or, at all events, to render difficult any movement of ours to our right.
Page 234 - They never consider their situation, never think of manoeuvring before an enemy — 30 little that one would think they cannot manoeuvre, excepting on Wimbledon Common ; and when they use their arm as it ought to be used, viz., offensively, they never keep nor provide for a reserve.
Page 298 - D'Urban's cavalry, were left at Cabrcrizos, on the right of the Tormes, as the enemy had still a large corps on the heights above Babilafuente, on the same side of the river ; and I considered it not improbable that, finding our army prepared for them in the morning on the left of the Tormes, they would alter their plan, and manoeuvre by the other bank. ' In the course of the night of the 21st, I received intelligence, of the truth of which I could not doubt...
Page 426 - Maria, where a body of troops remained till the middle of the day, and then withdrew to the Cartuga. He has left a very numerous artillery in the several works, and a large quantity of stores and powder ; and although most of the ordnance has been rendered useless, he appears to have retired from his position with more precipitation than I should have expected. A considerable body of cavalry was brought down previous to the retreat commencing.